Archive for November 21st, 2019

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 11/21/19

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I consider every drummer that ever played before me an influence, in every way.”   —   Buddy Rich

(I was a little surprised to see that this is the first Buddy Rich quote used in the Cryptoquote, since I’ve been posting these spoilers.  It’s long overdue, but we welcome Buddy to the Cryptoquote Club!  He was a fantastic drummer, and quite a character.   I remember seeing him on the Merv Griffin Show, the Mike Douglas ShowJohnny Carson, and also on shows like The Muppet Show, Happy Days, and Here’s Lucy.  He played with a lot of the big bands in the ’30s and ’40s, and was also leader of his own bands.  He also did a lot of sessions work with a number of top musicians.  He was a bit of a tough guy too, both professionally and in his personal life.  He had fights with Frank Sinatra, but they became lifelong friends.  Seeing his name brought back a lot of great memories!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Jumble Spoiler – 11/21/19

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Visual Description:  Class discipline.

ORTFN  =  FRONT,  TRIDH  =  THIRD,  JCEBTO  =  OBJECT,  SNAFET  =  FASTEN   —   Giving us:  FRTIDOBFAS

Clue/Question:  When Nate had to stay after school, he was – – –

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Answer: BOARD STIFF

(A great stinky pun!  With some other words, and some other letters the answer also could have been BOARD SILLY, BOARD TO DEATH, or BOARD TO TEARS.  The pun comes from the bored play, and not necessarily the descriptive portion.

None of today’s clue words came up as new.  Although three of the jumbles did.  We have definitely seen “snafet” sometime in the past.  The answer letter layout was a cryptic ten letter jumble.  I did not pick up on the quotation marks right away, so this wasn’t an immediate solve for me today, so the answer letter layout did a good job of hiding the answer . . . from me.

Fine cartoon from our guest cartoonist, Lincoln Peirce.  My newspaper does not carry “BIG NATE”, but strips with kids as the main characters are usually pretty funny.  It was giving me kind of a “Nancy and Sluggo” vibe.  That’s an oldie that I haven’t seen in a while.  Although, I think it is still running in some newspapers.  Lots of fun.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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